Music / The Pharcyde
The Pharcyde is an Alternative Hip Hop
group. The original four members of the group are Imani (Emandu Wilcox), Slimkid 3
(Trevant Hardson), Bootie Brown (Romye Robinson) and Fatlip (Derrick Stewart). DJ Mark Luv was the group's first DJ, followed by producer J-Swift and then J Dilla
. The group is best known for the hit singles "Drop", "Passin' Me By" and "Runnin'", as well as their first album, Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde
- Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde (1992)
- Labcabincalifornia (1995)
- Plain Rap (2000)
- Humboldt Beginnings (2004)
The Pharcyde provides examples of the following tropes:
- A Date with Rosie Palms: One of the things talked about in their song "On The DL".
- All Men Are Perverts: "On The DL"
- Did Not Get the Girl: "Passing Me By"
- Dirty Rap: One of the verses from "On The DL".
- Murder Ballad: "On The DL" contains a verse about killing somebody.
- Fatlip spends his verse on "4 Better Or 4 Worse" crank calling a lady and then detailing exactly how he plans to murder her and mutilate the body. She reacts how you'd expect.
- Neoclassical Punk Zydeco Rockabilly: The Pharcyde was a pioneer in fusing Jazz and Hip-Hop, along with A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul and Jungle Brothers.
- Rewind Gag: The video for "Drop" runs entirely in reverse. Thus, we see the band members spring to their feet from a lying position, rolling up stairs, repelling a bucket full of water upwards, and near the end, instantly piecing together a mural painted on glass with a hammer before wiping the paint off with paintbrushes.
- Unusual Euphemism: "Should I pursue to do you, or just stroke my knot?" A knot would not be a unusual description of the anatomy of a canine, but unless the narrator is a Funny Animal, this lyric is strange.
- The Stoner: "Pack The Pipe"
- Your Mom: "Yo Momma"